Master of Leadership and Management in Education

University of Newcastle
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The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is one of the University of Newcastle’s most highly regarded postgraduate degrees. From experience, we believe practical postgraduate learning is the best way to enhance teaching quality and equip individuals with the comprehensive leadership skills that today’s learning environments demand. The program provides specific expertise in research-based and data driven decision-making, an international perspective, and a commitment to providing leadership that meets the global imperative to understand and provide educational equity.

If you love making a difference in the life of students, strive to see them get the most out of their learning experience and want to join a collaborative community of leaders, then the Master of Leadership and Management in Education is the program for you. This program will expand your leadership and management skills to guide people, education strategy and policy to improve the lives and learning of all students.

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Leadership and Management in Education will see you develop a higher level of educational practice to improve the lives and learning of all students. The program supports the practical application of an evidence-based theoretical framework with coursework driven by groundbreaking research teamed with innovative practical skills. The courses incorporate world-leading knowledge and include content from multiple disciplines such as architecture, nursing, engineering, and creative industries.

The assessment program is schools-based, using applied teaching methods and real-life learning situations. You will be supported by world-class research and exemplary teaching and learning practitioners and develop knowledge and skills in areas such as instructional leadership, implementing educational change, strategic management, or forming policy. All courses are aligned with state, national and international standards.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

Sustaining Strategic Leadership

Building High-Quality Learning Environments

Leading for Learning

Research and School Transformation

In addition to the core courses, students will have the choice to further enhance their knowledge and skills in one of the areas outlined in the directed courses. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

Educational Leadership and ICT

Research Methodology

School Leadership Research

Leading and Managing Educational Change

Upon completion of the above courses you will have developed advanced-level skills in leadership and management excellence in education, and expand your career opportunities in a practical manner.

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Newcastle , Australia